miss

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miss is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
miss

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
miss

Third-person singular
misses

Past tense
missed

Past participle
missed

Present participle
missing

  1. If you miss something, you don't hit it.
    I missed the target.
  2. If you miss someone or something when they are gone or away, you wish they were there with you.
    I miss you so much. When are you coming home?
  3. If you miss an event, you aren't able to go.
    I'm going to have to miss the party because I can't find a babysitter.
  4. If you miss something, you aren't able to get on it in time.
    I'm sorry I'm late; I missed the bus.
    You better hurry or we're going to miss the train!
  5. If you miss something, you don't understand it.
    You're missing the point of what I'm saying.

Noun[change]

Singular
miss

Plural
misses

  1. You use miss before an unmarried woman's name, usually the last name or the full name.
    Miss Brakel, the doctor will see you now.
    This is Miss June Hagerty.
  2. You call a young woman miss when you don't know her name.
    Excuse me, miss, I think you dropped this.

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